The bare stage inside the University High School Performing Arts Center has become synonymous with “Our Town,” the classic play by Thornton Wilder set in the early 1900s in small town New Hampshire. The University High School Department of Theatre will perform “Our Town” October 8-10 at 7 p.m. each evening.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play begins with a stage manager walking onto the stage and setting the scene, “The date is May 7, 1901 just before dawn.” Act I is called “Daily Life”, Act II is “Marriage and Love”, and Act III is “Death”. By the time 12 years pass in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire and the performance draws to a close, the characters have made discoveries about the ordinary and extraordinary days that comprise everyday life.
During the performance, the audience is taken to a world before cellular phones, social media and the internet...to a time when people knew their neighbors, children were excited to go to school, and life was much more simple.
"Our Town" is directed by Glenn C. Price as a part of his Masters Thesis through Texas Woman’s University.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $3 (student) and $5 (adults).